Nothing’s been easy for Colt Lyerla.
The former Oregon standout and current Packers rookie has a colorful past. The future just got more complicated. He’ll need to undergo an MRI, according to sources of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Tyler Dunne.
Just heard from source that #Packers TE Colt Lyerla is having MRI done today. As you’d expect, sounds like this may be serious.
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) August 3, 2014
According to OregonLive.com, Lyerla was carted off the field with a leg injury.
The injury took place during a drill where Lyerla attempted to a defender and in turn took contact from another. And it wasn’t even a contact drill, which lead the skipper to express his dissatisfaction with Lyerla’s decision-making.
“There’s a time for the opportunity to hurdle the defender, and I think that was probably not the right time,” McCarthy said, via OregonLive.com
Lyerla recognized the error, perhaps not yet realizing the gravity of it.
“I kind of had a little bit of an adrenaline rush, and I was just trying to show a little bit of my athleticism,” he said.
It wasn’t the first time Lyerla’s made a grave mistake. The aforementioned “colorful past” was in reference to Lyerla’s history with Oregon football program. He left the football team and the school on Oct. 6 and was arrested for cocaine possession less than three weeks later. He was regarded as one of the nation’s elite tight ends. He was considered by some to have too trouble of a background to get drafted or signed by an NFL team. The Packers tried their luck. His future on the field is yet again in jeopardy.